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Seniority in the United States House of Representatives

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This is a complete list of current members of the United States House of Representatives based on seniority. For the most part, representatives are ranked by the beginning of their terms in office. Representatives whose terms begin the same day are ranked alphabetically by last name.[1]

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Standards for seniorityEdit

Representatives who return to the House after having previously served in the House may be credited with service equal to one less than the number of terms they served. For example, Rep. Steve Chabot had previously served seven terms, from 1995 to 2009, when he was once again elected in 2010. Instead of holding seniority with others whose terms began January 3, 2011, he was credited with six terms, and holds seniority above all representatives whose terms began on or after January 3, 1999. When a representative has served a prior term of fewer than two terms (i.e., prior term minus one equals less than one), he or she is ranked above all others whose service begins on the same day.[citation needed]

Benefits of seniorityEdit

Committee chairmanship in the House is often associated with seniority, especially in the Democratic Caucus. The Republican leadership has a stronger hand in choosing committee chairs and ranking minority members, and does so based on voting records and campaign fundraising.[2] Party leadership in the House is not strictly associated with seniority.

Seniority also affects access to more desirable office space in the House Office Buildings.

VacanciesEdit

Current seniority listEdit

U.S. House of Representatives seniority
Rank Representative Party District Seniority date Previous service[3] Committee and leadership positions
1 Don Young R Alaska at-large March 6, 1973   Dean of the House
2 Jim Sensenbrenner R Wisconsin 5 January 3, 1979  
3 Hal Rogers R Kentucky 5 January 3, 1981
4 Chris Smith R New Jersey 4
5 Steny Hoyer D Maryland 5 May 19, 1981 Minority Whip
6 Marcy Kaptur D Ohio 9 January 3, 1983  
7 Sander Levin D Michigan 9
8 Joe Barton R Texas 6 January 3, 1985
9 Pete Visclosky D Indiana 1
10 Peter DeFazio D Oregon 4 January 3, 1987 Ranking Member: Transportation and Infrastructure
11 John Lewis D Georgia 5  
12 Lamar Smith R Texas 21 Chair: Science, Space and Technology
13 Fred Upton R Michigan 6  
14 Nancy Pelosi D California 12 June 2, 1987 Minority Leader
15 John Duncan R Tennessee 2 November 8, 1988  
16 Frank Pallone D New Jersey 6 Ranking Member: Energy and Commerce
17 Eliot Engel D New York 16 January 3, 1989 Ranking Member: Foreign Affairs
18 Nita Lowey D New York 17 Ranking Member: Appropriations
19 Richard Neal D Massachusetts 1 Ranking Member: Ways and Means
20 Dana Rohrabacher R California 48  
21 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R Florida 27 August 29, 1989
22 José E. Serrano D New York 15 March 20, 1990
23 David Price D North Carolina 4 January 3, 1997 1987–1995
24 Rosa DeLauro D Connecticut 3 January 3, 1991  
25 Collin Peterson D Minnesota 7 Ranking Member: Agriculture
26 Maxine Waters D California 43 Ranking Member: Financial Services
27 Sam Johnson R Texas 3 May 8, 1991  
28 Jerrold Nadler D New York 10 November 3, 1992 Ranking Member: Judiciary
29 Jim Cooper D Tennessee 5 January 3, 2003 1983–1995  
30 Sanford Bishop D Georgia 2 January 3, 1993  
31 Ken Calvert R California 42
32 Jim Clyburn D South Carolina 6 Assistant Minority Leader
33 Anna Eshoo D California 18  
34 Bob Goodlatte R Virginia 6 Chair: Judiciary
35 Gene Green D Texas 29  
36 Luis Gutiérrez D Illinois 4
37 Alcee Hastings D Florida 20
38 Eddie Bernice Johnson D Texas 30 Ranking Member: Science, Space and Technology
39 Peter T. King R New York 2  
40 Carolyn Maloney D New York 12
41 Lucille Roybal-Allard D California 40
42 Ed Royce R California 39 Chair: Foreign Affairs
43 Bobby Rush D Illinois 1  
44 Bobby Scott D Virginia 3 Ranking Member: Education and the Workforce
45 Nydia Velázquez D New York 7 Ranking Member: Small Business
46 Bennie Thompson D Mississippi 2 April 13, 1993 Ranking Member: Homeland Security
47 Frank Lucas R Oklahoma 3 May 10, 1994  
48 Lloyd Doggett D Texas 35 January 3, 1995
49 Michael F. Doyle D Pennsylvania 14
50 Rodney Frelinghuysen R New Jersey 11 Chair: Appropriations
51 Sheila Jackson Lee D Texas 18  
52 Walter B. Jones Jr. R North Carolina 3
53 Frank LoBiondo R New Jersey 2
54 Zoe Lofgren D California 19
55 Mac Thornberry R Texas 13 Chair: Armed Services
56 Elijah Cummings D Maryland 7 April 16, 1996 Ranking Member: Oversight and Government Reform
57 Earl Blumenauer D Oregon 3 May 21, 1996  
58 Robert Aderholt R Alabama 4 January 3, 1997
59 Kevin Brady R Texas 8 Chair: Ways and Means
60 Danny K. Davis D Illinois 7  
61 Diana DeGette D Colorado 1
62 Kay Granger R Texas 12
63 Ron Kind D Wisconsin 3
64 Jim McGovern D Massachusetts 2 Ranking Member: Rules
65 Bill Pascrell D New Jersey 9  
66 Pete Sessions R Texas 32 Chair: Rules
67 Brad Sherman D California 30  
68 John Shimkus R Illinois 15
69 Adam Smith D Washington 9 Ranking Member: Armed Services
70 Gregory Meeks D New York 5 February 3, 1998  
71 Barbara Lee D California 13 April 7, 1998
72 Bob Brady D Pennsylvania 1 May 19, 1998 Ranking Member: House Administration
73 Steve Chabot R Ohio 1 January 3, 2011 1995–2009 Chair: Small Business
74 Mike Capuano D Massachusetts 7 January 3, 1999  
75 Joseph Crowley D New York 14 Democratic Caucus Chairman
76 John Larson D Connecticut 1  
77 Grace Napolitano D California 32
78 Paul Ryan R Wisconsin 1 Speaker of the House
79 Jan Schakowsky D Illinois 9  
80 Mike Simpson R Idaho 2
81 Mike Thompson D California 5
82 Greg Walden R Oregon 2 Chair: Energy and Commerce
83 Lacy Clay D Missouri 1 January 3, 2001  
84 John Culberson R Texas 7
85 Susan Davis D California 53
86 Sam Graves R Missouri 6
87 Darrell Issa R California 49
88 James Langevin D Rhode Island 2
89 Rick Larsen D Washington 2
90 Betty McCollum D Minnesota 4
91 Adam Schiff D California 28 Ranking Member: Intelligence
92 Bill Shuster R Pennsylvania 9 May 15, 2001 Chair: Transportation and Infrastructure
93 Stephen Lynch D Massachusetts 8 October 16, 2001  
94 Joe Wilson R South Carolina 2 December 18, 2001
95 Rob Bishop R Utah 1 January 3, 2003 Chair: Natural Resources
96 Marsha Blackburn R Tennessee 7  
97 Michael C. Burgess R Texas 26
98 John Carter R Texas 31
99 Tom Cole R Oklahoma 4
100 Mario Díaz-Balart R Florida 25
101 Raúl Grijalva D Arizona 3 Ranking Member: Natural Resources
102 Jeb Hensarling R Texas 5 Chair: Financial Services
103 Steve King R Iowa 4
104 Devin Nunes R California 22 Chair: Intelligence
105 Mike D. Rogers R Alabama 3  
106 Dutch Ruppersberger D Maryland 2
107 Tim Ryan D Ohio 13
108 Linda Sánchez D California 38
109 David Scott D Georgia 13
110 Mike Turner R Ohio 10
111 G. K. Butterfield D North Carolina 1 July 20, 2004
112 Emanuel Cleaver D Missouri 5 January 3, 2005
113 Mike Conaway R Texas 11 Chair: Agriculture
114 Jim Costa D California 16  
115 Henry Cuellar D Texas 28
116 Jeff Fortenberry R Nebraska 1
117 Virginia Foxx R North Carolina 5 Chair: Education and the Workforce
118 Louie Gohmert R Texas 1  
119 Al Green D Texas 9
120 Brian Higgins D New York 26
121 Dan Lipinski D Illinois 3
122 Kenny Marchant R Texas 24
123 Michael McCaul R Texas 10 Chair: Homeland Security
124 Patrick T. McHenry R North Carolina 10  
125 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R Washington 5 Republican Conference Chairwoman
126 Gwen Moore D Wisconsin 4  
127 Ted Poe R Texas 2
128 Dave Reichert R Washington 8
129 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D Florida 23
130 Doris Matsui D California 6 March 8, 2005
131 Albio Sires D New Jersey 8 November 7, 2006
132 Steve Pearce R New Mexico 2 January 3, 2011 2003–2009
133 Gus Bilirakis R Florida 12 January 3, 2007  
134 Vern Buchanan R Florida 16
135 Kathy Castor D Florida 14
136 Yvette D. Clarke D New York 9
137 Steve Cohen D Tennessee 9
138 Joe Courtney D Connecticut 2
139 Keith Ellison D Minnesota 5
140 Hank Johnson D Georgia 4
141 Jim Jordan R Ohio 4
142 Doug Lamborn R Colorado 5
143 Dave Loebsack D Iowa 2
144 Kevin McCarthy R California 23 Majority Leader
145 Jerry McNerney D California 9  
146 Ed Perlmutter D Colorado 7
147 Pete Roskam R Illinois 6
148 John Sarbanes D Maryland 3
149 Adrian Smith R Nebraska 3
150 Tim Walz D Minnesota 1 Ranking Member: Veterans' Affairs
151 Peter Welch D Vermont at-large  
152 John Yarmuth D Kentucky 3 Ranking Member: Budget
153 Niki Tsongas D Massachusetts 3 October 16, 2007  
154 Bob Latta R Ohio 5 December 11, 2007
155 Rob Wittman R Virginia 1
156 André Carson D Indiana 7 March 11, 2008
157 Jackie Speier D California 14 April 8, 2008
158 Steve Scalise R Louisiana 1 May 3, 2008 Majority Whip
159 Marcia Fudge D Ohio 11 November 18, 2008  
160 Rick Nolan D Minnesota 8 January 3, 2013 1975–1981
161 Mark Sanford R South Carolina 1 May 7, 2013 1995–2001
162 Mike Coffman R Colorado 6 January 3, 2009  
163 Gerry Connolly D Virginia 11
164 Brett Guthrie R Kentucky 2
165 Gregg Harper R Mississippi 3 Chair: House Administration
166 Jim Himes D Connecticut 4  
167 Duncan D. Hunter R California 50
168 Lynn Jenkins R Kansas 2
169 Leonard Lance R New Jersey 7
170 Blaine Luetkemeyer R Missouri 3
171 Ben Ray Luján D New Mexico 3
172 Tom McClintock R California 4
173 Pete Olson R Texas 22
174 Erik Paulsen R Minnesota 3
175 Chellie Pingree D Maine 1
176 Jared Polis D Colorado 2
177 Bill Posey R Florida 8
178 Phil Roe R Tennessee 1 Chair: Veterans' Affairs
179 Tom Rooney R Florida 17  
180 Kurt Schrader D Oregon 5
181 Glenn Thompson R Pennsylvania 5
182 Paul Tonko D New York 20
183 Michael Quigley D Illinois 5 April 7, 2009
184 Judy Chu D California 27 July 14, 2009
185 John Garamendi D California 3 November 3, 2009
186 Ted Deutch D Florida 22 April 13, 2010 Ranking Member: Ethics
187 Tom Graves R Georgia 14 June 8, 2010  
188 Tom Reed R New York 23 November 2, 2010
189 Tim Walberg R Michigan 7 January 3, 2011 2007–2009
190 Bill Foster D Illinois 11 January 3, 2013 2008–2011
191 Justin Amash R Michigan 3 January 3, 2011  
192 Lou Barletta R Pennsylvania 11
193 Karen Bass D California 37
194 Diane Black R Tennessee 6
195 Mo Brooks R Alabama 5
196 Larry Bucshon R Indiana 8
197 David Cicilline D Rhode Island 1
198 Rick Crawford R Arkansas 1
199 Jeff Denham R California 10
200 Scott DesJarlais R Tennessee 4
201 Sean Duffy R Wisconsin 7
202 Jeff Duncan R South Carolina 3
203 Chuck Fleischmann R Tennessee 3
204 Bill Flores R Texas 17
205 Bob Gibbs R Ohio 7
206 Paul Gosar R Arizona 4
207 Trey Gowdy R South Carolina 4 Chair: Oversight and Government Reform
208 Morgan Griffith R Virginia 9  
209 Andrew P. Harris R Maryland 1
210 Vicky Hartzler R Missouri 4
211 Jaime Herrera Beutler R Washington 3
212 Bill Huizenga R Michigan 2
213 Randy Hultgren R Illinois 14
214 Bill Johnson R Ohio 6
215 Bill Keating D Massachusetts 9
216 Mike Kelly R Pennsylvania 3
217 Adam Kinzinger R Illinois 16
218 Raúl Labrador R Idaho 1
219 Billy Long R Missouri 7
220 Tom Marino R Pennsylvania 10
221 David McKinley R West Virginia 1
222 Kristi Noem R South Dakota at-large
223 Steven Palazzo R Mississippi 4
224 Jim Renacci R Ohio 16
225 Cedric Richmond D Louisiana 2
226 Martha Roby R Alabama 2
227 Todd Rokita R Indiana 4
228 Dennis A. Ross R Florida 15
229 David Schweikert R Arizona 6
230 Austin Scott R Georgia 8
231 Terri Sewell D Alabama 7
232 Steve Stivers R Ohio 15
233 Scott Tipton R Colorado 3
234 Daniel Webster R Florida 11
235 Frederica Wilson D Florida 24
236 Steve Womack R Arkansas 3 Chair: Budget
237 Rob Woodall R Georgia 7  
238 Kevin Yoder R Kansas 3
239 Mark Amodei R Nevada 2 September 13, 2011
240 Suzanne Bonamici D Oregon 1 January 31, 2012
241 Suzan DelBene D Washington 1 November 6, 2012
242 Thomas Massie R Kentucky 4
243 Donald Payne Jr. D New Jersey 10
244 Dina Titus D Nevada 1 January 3, 2013 2009–2011
245 Colleen Hanabusa D Hawaii 1 November 8, 2016 2011–2015
246 Carol Shea-Porter D New Hampshire 1 January 3, 2017 2007–2011
2013–2015
247 Andy Barr R Kentucky 6 January 3, 2013  
248 Joyce Beatty D Ohio 3
249 Ami Bera D California 7
250 Susan Brooks R Indiana 5 Chair: Ethics
251 Julia Brownley D California 26  
252 Cheri Bustos D Illinois 17
253 Tony Cárdenas D California 29
254 Matt Cartwright D Pennsylvania 17
255 Joaquin Castro D Texas 20
256 Chris Collins R New York 27
257 Doug Collins R Georgia 9
258 Paul Cook R California 8
259 Kevin Cramer R North Dakota at-large
260 Rodney L. Davis R Illinois 13
261 John K. Delaney D Maryland 6
262 Elizabeth Esty D Connecticut 5
263 Lois Frankel D Florida 21
264 Tulsi Gabbard D Hawaii 2
265 Dennis Heck D Washington 10
266 George Holding R North Carolina 2
267 Richard Hudson R North Carolina 8
268 Jared Huffman D California 2
269 Hakeem Jeffries D New York 8
270 David Joyce R Ohio 14
271 Joseph Kennedy III D Massachusetts 4
272 Dan Kildee D Michigan 5
273 Derek Kilmer D Washington 6
274 Ann McLane Kuster D New Hampshire 2
275 Doug LaMalfa R California 1
276 Alan Lowenthal D California 47
277 Michelle Lujan Grisham D New Mexico 1
278 Sean Patrick Maloney D New York 18
279 Mark Meadows R North Carolina 11
280 Grace Meng D New York 6
281 Luke Messer R Indiana 6
282 Markwayne Mullin R Oklahoma 2
283 Beto O'Rourke D Texas 16
284 Scott Perry R Pennsylvania 4
285 Scott Peters D California 52
286 Robert Pittenger R North Carolina 9
287 Mark Pocan D Wisconsin 2
288 Tom Rice R South Carolina 7
289 Keith Rothfus R Pennsylvania 12
290 Raul Ruiz D California 36
291 Kyrsten Sinema D Arizona 9
292 Chris Stewart R Utah 2
293 Eric Swalwell D California 15
294 Mark Takano D California 41
295 David Valadao R California 21
296 Juan Vargas D California 51
297 Marc Veasey D Texas 33
298 Filemon Vela Jr. D Texas 34
299 Ann Wagner R Missouri 2
300 Jackie Walorski R Indiana 2
301 Randy Weber R Texas 14
302 Brad Wenstrup R Ohio 2
303 Roger Williams R Texas 25
304 Ted Yoho R Florida 3
305 Robin Kelly D Illinois 2 April 9, 2013
306 Jason T. Smith R Missouri 8 June 4, 2013
307 Katherine Clark D Massachusetts 5 December 10, 2013
308 Bradley Byrne R Alabama 1 December 17, 2013
309 Alma Adams D North Carolina 12 November 4, 2014
310 Dave Brat R Virginia 7
311 Donald Norcross D New Jersey 1
312 Ralph Abraham R Louisiana 5 January 3, 2015
313 Pete Aguilar D California 31
314 Rick W. Allen R Georgia 12
315 Brian Babin R Texas 36
316 Don Beyer D Virginia 8
317 Mike Bishop R Michigan 8
318 Rod Blum R Iowa 1
319 Mike Bost R Illinois 12
320 Brendan Boyle D Pennsylvania 13
321 Ken Buck R Colorado 4
322 Buddy Carter R Georgia 1
323 Barbara Comstock R Virginia 10
324 Ryan Costello R Pennsylvania 6
325 Carlos Curbelo R Florida 26
326 Mark DeSaulnier D California 11
327 Debbie Dingell D Michigan 12
328 Tom Emmer R Minnesota 6
329 Ruben Gallego D Arizona 7
330 Garret Graves R Louisiana 6
331 Glenn Grothman R Wisconsin 6
332 Jody Hice R Georgia 10
333 French Hill R Arkansas 2
334 Will Hurd R Texas 23
335 Evan Jenkins R West Virginia 3
336 John Katko R New York 24
337 Steve Knight R California 25
338 Brenda Lawrence D Michigan 14
339 Ted Lieu D California 33
340 Barry Loudermilk R Georgia 11
341 Mia Love R Utah 4
342 Tom MacArthur R New Jersey 3
343 Martha McSally R Arizona 2
344 John Moolenaar R Michigan 4
345 Alex Mooney R West Virginia 2
346 Seth Moulton D Massachusetts 6
347 Dan Newhouse R Washington 4
348 Gary Palmer R Alabama 6
349 Bruce Poliquin R Maine 2
350 John Ratcliffe R Texas 4
351 Kathleen Rice D New York 4
352 David Rouzer R North Carolina 7
353 Steve Russell R Oklahoma 5
354 Elise Stefanik R New York 21
355 Norma Torres D California 35
356 David Trott R Michigan 11
357 Mark Walker R North Carolina 6
358 Mimi Walters R California 45
359 Bonnie Watson Coleman D New Jersey 12
360 Bruce Westerman R Arkansas 4
361 David Young R Iowa 3
362 Lee Zeldin R New York 1
363 Dan Donovan R New York 11 May 5, 2015
364 Trent Kelly R Mississippi 1 June 2, 2015
365 Darin LaHood R Illinois 18 September 10, 2015
366 Warren Davidson R Ohio 8 June 7, 2016
367 James Comer R Kentucky 1 November 8, 2016
368 Dwight Evans D Pennsylvania 2
369 Brad Schneider D Illinois 10 January 3, 2017 2013–2015
370 Jodey Arrington R Texas 19  
371 Don Bacon R Nebraska 2
372 Jim Banks R Indiana 3
373 Nanette Barragan D California 44
374 Jack Bergman R Michigan 1
375 Andy Biggs R Arizona 5
376 Lisa Blunt Rochester D Delaware at-large
377 Anthony G. Brown D Maryland 4
378 Ted Budd R North Carolina 13
379 Salud Carbajal D California 24
380 Liz Cheney R Wyoming at-large
381 Lou Correa D California 46
382 Charlie Crist D Florida 13
383 Val Demings D Florida 10
384 Neal Dunn R Florida 2
385 Adriano Espaillat D New York 13
386 John Faso R New York 19
387 Drew Ferguson R Georgia 3
388 Brian Fitzpatrick R Pennsylvania 8
389 Matt Gaetz R Florida 1
390 Mike Gallagher R Wisconsin 8
391 Tom Garrett Jr. R Virginia 5
392 Vicente González D Texas 15
393 Josh Gottheimer D New Jersey 5
394 Clay Higgins R Louisiana 3
395 Trey Hollingsworth R Indiana 9
396 Pramila Jayapal D Washington 7
397 Mike Johnson R Louisiana 4
398 Ro Khanna D California 17
399 Ruben Kihuen D Nevada 4
400 Raja Krishnamoorthi D Illinois 8
401 David Kustoff R Tennessee 8
402 Al Lawson D Florida 5
403 Jason Lewis R Minnesota 2
404 Roger Marshall R Kansas 1
405 Brian Mast R Florida 18
406 Donald McEachin D Virginia 4
407 Paul Mitchell R Michigan 10
408 Stephanie Murphy D Florida 7
409 Tom O'Halleran D Arizona 1
410 Jimmy Panetta D California 20
411 Jamie Raskin D Maryland 8
412 Francis Rooney R Florida 19
413 Jacky Rosen D Nevada 3
414 John Rutherford R Florida 4
415 Lloyd Smucker R Pennsylvania 16
416 Darren Soto D Florida 9
417 Thomas Suozzi D New York 3
418 Scott Taylor R Virginia 2
419 Claudia Tenney R New York 22
420 Ron Estes R Kansas 4 April 11, 2017
421 Greg Gianforte R Montana at-large May 25, 2017
422 Jimmy Gomez D California 34 June 6, 2017
423 Karen Handel R Georgia 6 June 20, 2017
424 Ralph Norman R South Carolina 5
425 John Curtis R Utah 3 November 7, 2017
426 Conor Lamb D Pennsylvania 18 March 13, 2018
427 Debbie Lesko R Arizona 8 April 24, 2018
428 Michael Cloud R Texas 27 June 30, 2018
429 Troy Balderson R Ohio 12 August 7, 2018[4]

DelegatesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Delegates are non-voting members of the United States House of Representatives.
  2. ^ House Seniority and Committee Leadership
  3. ^ Members elected with substantial prior service receive credit for part of that service when calculating seniority.
  4. ^ http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001306

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit